Fraser Opens With a 68

Thu 24 Jan 2013

Fraser Opens With a 68

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January 24: Australia's Marcus Fraser, who finished second on the Asian Tour Order of Merit last season, fired a four-under-par 68 to stay three shots back of Portuguese leader Ricardo Santos after the first round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters in Doha on Wednesday.
The Australian, who was pipped to the Order of Merit crown by Thailand's Thaworn Wiratchant at the season-ending event in Malaysia last season, traded five birdies against one bogey on the par-three 13th to stay firmly in contention for the first win of his 2013 season at the Doha Golf Club.
South Africa's Jbe Kruger, who finished one place behind Fraser in third on the Order of Merit last season, posted a 70 to take a share of 36th place with 11 other players that include India’s S.S.P. Chowrasia and three-time Order of Merit winner, Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand.
Prom Meesawat of Thailand signed for a 71 to take tied-48th while India’s Jeev Milkha Singh would be hoping to make up grounds after he struggled with an opening 72, seven shots behind Santos.
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